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Professor of Economics, Grinnell College

Irene Powell is Professor of Economics at Grinnell College. She teaches Econometrics, the Economics of Developing Countries, Health Economics, and the Economics of Gender. Irene received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1985. She has done research in the areas such as the economics of child care, gender discrimination, and the income distributional effects of monopoly. Irene is coauthor (with Mark Montgomery) of a mystery novel, Theoretically Dead (New Victoria Publishers, 2001), and of the recently released book, Saving International Adoption (2018, Vanderbilt University Press).


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Grinnell College


  • 1985 
    University of Wisconsin - Madison, Economics